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Lower Back Pain in Men, The Causes, Symptoms And Prevention

Lower back pain in men

Lower Back pain is a pain that originate in the lumbre or sacral regions of the spine. Lower back pain in men is subjected to stress and strain as a result of the weight of the upper body which is always down on it (lower back). Lower back pain seems to be commonly affect adult from age 25-60 but its more commonly experienced by men than women due to their line of work.

Causes Of Lower Back Pain In Men

Lower back pain not always a particular ailment, in most cases it is said to be caused when the muscle is associated with strain and sprain such as:

*A back muscle strain or ligament strain: This could be as a result of incorrect lifting of a heavy object or sport injury.The symptoms include pain and stiffness in the lower back.

*Nerve Compression; This result to a lower back pain when the spinal nerve root is compressed out of the spinal cord. Nerve compression can lead to a very serious health condition like paralysis, herniated vertebral disc, arthritis, abnormal spinal curvatures such as scoliosis and spinal stenosis. Symptoms associated with nerve compression are; muscle weakness and numbness of the legs.

*Degenerative Disc Disease; It usually occur when the lumbar disc between the vertebrae started breaking down causing pain and instability to the lower back.

*Sacroiliac Joint Disease; The sacroiliac Joint is the joint that connect the sacrum at the bottom of the spine to the hip on each other.Therefor, Sacroiliac Joint Disease occurs when there is too much or limited movement in the sacroiliac joint. This is mostly found among young adult resulting to lower back pain.

*Facet Joint Osteoarthritis; This is a degenerative condition that develop gradually as one ages. Facet Joint Osteoarthritis affects the lower back  when there is a breakdown of the cartilage between the facet joints in the spine.

Some diseases like cancer of the spinal cord and kidney infection can also lead to lower back pain.

SEE ALSO: Lower Back Pain In Women, Causes, Treatment And Prevention

Symptoms of Lower Back Pain In Men

There are Some common symptoms that men with lower back pain experienced. These symptoms are mostly discovered in the morning and most time it varies from mild to a very serious one.

symptoms includes;

*Pain in the lower back.

*Pain that interrupts sleep.

*Localized tenderness when the affected area of the spine is pressed.

*Aching, steady or intermittent pain in the lower back that is aggravated by extended activity.

*Stiffness or loss of flexibility in the back.

*Rotation and lateral flexion of the spine

Risk Factors

The major risk factor for low back pain symptoms in men are overweight, smoking, stress and depression.

Prevention Of Lower Back Pain In Men

Lower back pain in men can be prevented in so many ways such as

*Regular strengthening and stretching exercises to keep your body flexible.

*Maintaining proper posture.

*Avoiding Smoking

*Apply proper way of lifting a heavy item by bending at your knee and lifting with your legs or ask for help before lifting a heavy object.

SEE ALSO: Upper Back Pain In Men, Symptoms And The Cause

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